PRCA members were invited in August to view the plans for the extension of the Hillside Sr Public School and to provide feedback on the application to the City’s Planning Department. During the review, it was noted that there was a well established Butterfly Garden on the school property.

A local resident, Darlene Jaworski wanted to preserve the ecology in the area so a rescue operation was planned. As construction fencing/hoarding would be going up in October, the PRCA President, Karen Ryan worked with the Peel District School Board to investigate how to collect and preserve this sanctuary until after the extension would be completed.

In a race against time, Sue Piotrowski , co‐founder of the Clarkson Community at Peace (CCaP) contacted Ecosource, the organization that runs the Hillside Community Garden project and confirmed that a selection of plants from the Butterfly Garden would be relocated to the Native garden. So the butterflies will be welcomed back in the spring!

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